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Child Development

List of Summer Camps for Children in Jamaica

The Summer is Back! And it is shaping up to be one as close to normalcy we have seen in a long time. Summer school is back on, more summer camps are open and the kiddies are eager to be out and about again. But before I go any further with this piece, let me… Continue reading List of Summer Camps for Children in Jamaica

Child Development, Finance, Parenting

10 important money habits to pass on to your children

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com It is no secret that money - how much you have, how you manage it and how you spend it - severely impacts your life’s comfort and the opportunities afforded to you. Whoever said money makes the world go round, knew exactly what they were talking about.  This is… Continue reading 10 important money habits to pass on to your children

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Child Development

How to encourage independence in children

Photo by Kindel Media on Pexels.com You’ve never been challenged until that comes from your own flesh and blood. There is just something about hearing the word ‘no’ from a 30-lbs, 3-inch human, that just doesn’t feel right. After all, for the greater part of these few years you’ve cleaned their butt, wiped snot and essentially… Continue reading How to encourage independence in children

man standing beside his wife teaching their child how to ride bicycle
Child Development

30 Bucket List Ideas for Families

New Year, new me! That’s usually what people say, but outside of maybe a few Christmas pounds (don’t stress, I’m working on it) and the consideration for a new hair colour, this is the same mama from last year. Though we’re two weeks into the new year, I’m still reflective about the areas I want… Continue reading 30 Bucket List Ideas for Families

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Child Development, Parenting, Working Parent

5 New Year’s Resolutions For Parents 

Photo by Polina Kovaleva on Pexels.com A New Year is often a time many look forward to and hinge their personal growth and betterment on. For some people it is a clean slate to revise what went wrong in the past year and upgrade themselves or hack their lives.  This is often realised through reflection… Continue reading 5 New Year’s Resolutions For Parents 

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Blogmas 2021, Child Development

10 Christmas stories to read to your children (Blogmas Day 10)

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com It’s Christmas Eve’s eve; which means by this time in the Christmas movies, the parents are getting ready to read an aptly themed story to their children and highlight the wonders of Christmas.  If like me, you want to start such a tradition in your household this year and have… Continue reading 10 Christmas stories to read to your children (Blogmas Day 10)

Blogmas 2021, Child Development

Kid-Friendly Jamaican Christmas Dinner Menu (Blogmas Day 3)

What is Christmas Day without good food? Nothing, that’s what it is. And if you’re like me (the other matriarchs of my family, really) the menu for Christmas dinner was set long ago, and this is the week to start the meal prep. Yes, you read that correctly, meal prep for Christmas dinner is serious… Continue reading Kid-Friendly Jamaican Christmas Dinner Menu (Blogmas Day 3)

Child Development

6 Ways Companies Can Support Working Parents During COVID-19

In a few months, Jamaica will have been affected by the pandemic for two years. That is two years of curfews, two years of working remotely (for some), two years of online schooling, two years of lockdown periods.  Despite this some companies have not adjusted their culture to support employees during this period, especially those… Continue reading 6 Ways Companies Can Support Working Parents During COVID-19

Child Development

5 Back-to-School Tips for Parents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Photo by August de Richelieu on Pexels.com It is the first week of the school year for many students in Jamaica, and along with the regular jitters about starting a new school year and what that brings, students, teachers, and parents alike, have the added pressure of navigating online schooling.  Below, Sophia Sykers, Senior Teacher… Continue reading 5 Back-to-School Tips for Parents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Child Development

5 Activities to Entertain Children This Summer

School is out and it is time for the kiddies to TURN UP!  I’m playing, we are still in a pandemic, so this is turn up lite – kids edition. We know as parents it can be challenging switching from the schedule of school to seeing the kids laze around, watching TV all day, so… Continue reading 5 Activities to Entertain Children This Summer